Feb 19, 2014
It’s a long straight at Sandown and it is not often that a horse who kicks clear from before the turn is still a margin in front coming to the finish line – but such is the speed and talent of Written that she was able to so strongly sustain a long run.
Showing her usual natural pace to take an early lead in the 1400m contest, Written was nicely rated by Jackie Beriman who was so confident of the raw power beneath her that she was happy to take off so far from home.
“She just gets stronger and stronger and faster and faster!” she enthused – enjoying her second victory from as many rides on the three-year-old who impressed at Mornington in late January.
Out of the placings as favourite on a hot day at her following run at that same track (“she got warm in the yard and had already run her race” Michael Kent said), Written was well and truly back to her best on Wednesday.
Saluting by a soft 1¾ lengths, Written appreciated the tempo of the 1400m – Kent confident that the trip would suit her perfectly.
“It enabled her to get her own way in front,” he said, happy that the still lightly raced chestnut is learning more at each start – noting that she had been quite “tense” early on.
“Hopefully as she matures she will be able to come back a bit,” he said, “but at the moment she is happy being out there.”
Kent has had Written in his stable for four starts, the filly previously trained by part-owner and long-time friend Craig Carmody.
“He was really keen on her,” Kent recalled – “he told me I’d be surprised by how well she goes.”
And a pleasant surprise it is too – “she just strides away,” he enthused.
Reaping in the lovely Vobis bonuses, Written has already amassed nearly $60,000 and the best is still to come for the well related daughter of Written Tycoon.
“She is a tough little mare who will just keep improving,” Jackie Berriman said.
A $45,000 purchase t the 2012 Inglis Autumn Yearling Sale, Written is raced by Geoff Grimish, Craig & Keline Carmody and Manuel Spinola. She is a daughter of the Marscay mare Goldilocks from the family of European stars Warrsan and Luso.
Ancestress of this family is the fine mare Lady Susan whose other descendants include the influential stallions Danzig and Bletchingly (pictured).